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Tuesday, August 16

Man from Dominica granted new immigration hearing

Toronto Sun: "TORONTO - A former head of security for Roosevelt Douglas, the late prime minister of Dominica, has won a bid for refugee status claiming he will be ‘politically persecuted’ if deported to his Caribbean nation.

Errol Theophile, of Toronto, arrived from the U.S. in 2008 and filed a failed refugee claim which was successfully appealed to the Federal Court of Canada.

The court granted him a new hearing last week in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Theophile is a former member of the Dominica Labour Party and claimed he was persecuted for political reasons by “thugs” belonging to the opposition United Workers Party."

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